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I need info on types, rifles in the moderate price range and expected accuracy and effectiveness.
I am getting interested in getting a 17 for chucks out to 200 yards and target shooting but really don't know much along this line.
Any help will be appreciated
 

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Mine is a Marlin, model 917V, .17hmr. The most accurate, out of the box, rimfire I've ever owned. All I did with mine is add a scope (Leupold) and it is a tack-driver. Two hundred yards; no problem. A pure delight to shoot.
The .17 hmr, absolutely destroys varmints with clean, quick kills. :cool:

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/17HMRMagnum/917v.asp

 

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The 17 Gr bullet fired from a 17 HM2 has about 100 ft/lb of energy at 80 yards ,54 ft/lb at 200 yards. The 17 Gr bullet fired from a 17 HMR has about 100 ft/lb of energy at 150 yards, 72 ft/lb at 200 yards. The 25 Gr HP bullet fired from a 17 Fireball has about 460 ft/lb of energy at 200 yards. The 25 Gr HP bullet fired from a 17 Remington has about 490 ft/lb of energy at 200 yards. I use all the 17s for shooting prairie dogs which weigh about three pounds. If I were to go chuck shooting I would use the 17 Fireball round ...
 
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